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Esports Diploma

The Esports Diploma Program welcomes aspiring Esports professionals and prepares them for entry level positions to foster the growth of Esports ecosystems internationally.

Accredited. Trusted. Respected.

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Quick facts

Online and Combined Diploma
12 months
4 terms

Student profile

Creative ability80%
Technical ability20%

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Built for the industry. Built for your trust.

Program designed in consulation with major studios in
the Animation, VFX and Video Game industries.

10 Years of delivering excellence in online education, pioneering online learning since 2009.

Fall Term Starts on:
Monday, Sep 27th, 2021.


Fall Term Application Deadlines

Round 1: Aug 1st, 2021 (20% scholarships available if eligible)
Round 2: Aug 15th, 2021 (10% Scholarships available if eligible)
Round 3: Sep 13th, 2021 (No Scholarships available)

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline posted on our school website are subject to a late processing fee.


Live Classes on:
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
11:00 am Pacific Time

There are morning classes and evening classes to include students in the northern and southern hemispheres. The class schedule is subject to change depending on faculty availability.

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Program Description
Esports Diploma

This course provides an introduction to Esports. The focus of the course is on learning the principles to develop, finance, grow and establish an Esports ecosystem.  Students will learn the necessary Esports foundations for regional and international markets, organize esports tournaments, introduce non endemic partners and conduct the league operations. Study esports online or within Vancouver, Canada.

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We are a fully accredited Studio School designed to give students practical skills in workplace environments

Choose from our 2-Delivery options, design your education around your values and lifestyle

1) Live 100% Face-to-Face Online

Offers the flexibility and freedom for parents and students to shape their education, learning from industry experts and from a trusted Canadian Accredited Education internationally recognized.

Expand your local network

Join your regional chapter while experiencing a live, focused and extraordinary program.  We partner with your institution to deliver high quality education in your home country.

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2) Combined (Online + Onsite)

Time is divided between online and onsite learning. Every week students spend 3 hours with in-person sessions and interacting with their peers and Industry professionals.

Experience Vancouver Canada

Outside the weekly in person sessions, access course content and weekly communication online, while experiencing Hollywood North in Vancouver, one of most livable cities in the world.

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Who Should
Attend this program

Aspiring business leaders, people that demonstrate problem solving skills in an Esports organization, people that like to design business strategies, enjoy people dynamics and have a passion for athletes and sports.

Target Student

Aspiring Esports organizers who are deeply passionate about its industry economics, aspiring managers who successfully engage and develop the Esports community.

People who already recognize and understand their strengths of what they can be best at, and can build a rewarding career throughout their life in the Entertainment industries.

Not Our
Target Student

Artists looking for general education, undecided or unknowledgeable about career paths.

We recommend taking our other short introductory courses to find and recognize their strengths.

Admission Requirements


High school graduate (with transcript), or 19 years of age or older

Assessment Test

Successfully pass general
assessment test that includes
a computer knowledge assessment,
Internet knowledge assessment,
English reading and writing skills

Letter of Intent

Please submit your Letter of Intent 
for the enrolment requirements of 
the Esports League Development 
Diploma program. Click here.

English Proficiency

International students with English as a second language must demonstrate a good oral and written level of English. A telephone, Skype, or in-person interview may be required to verify this.

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Program Duration

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Study and Work in Canada

International Students have the option to study from their
home countries or within Canada.

Designated Learning Institution

This full-time online program meets the Ministry of Education requirements to Study and Work in Canada.  Students may study from their home countries or in Vancouver, Canada.  When studying in Vancouver, Canada,  all classes are conducted online and 20 hours per week of on-site lab access is available for students to interact with one another.


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Program Outline

Esports Diploma

Term 1

This course introduces students to the business of Esports and to its various popular Esports games.  The current Esports market and history of Esports will be analyzed. Students will improve their game playing abilities by learning new skills and strategies.   

Duration: 3 months

Term 2
Industry Knowledge
& Analysis

This course provides Industry Analysis and knowledge of the Esports industry.  The focus of the course is on learning the tournaments structure, workflows and setup. Students will learn how to create small and medium size tournaments in order to attract players and sponsors. 

Duration: 3 months

Term 3
Content Creators &

This course provides an introduction to content creation and sponsors.  The focus of the course is on learning the different streaming platforms, sponsor decks and presentations.  Students will learn how to create statistics in order to generate sponsorships. 

Duration: 3 months

Term 4

This course provides an introduction to Team Management. The focus of the course is on learning the duties and responsibilities of a team manager. Students will learn how to recruit members and create schedules in order to organize team players and events to run a successful Esports team. 

Duration: 3 months

Students must obtain a minimum grade of a B- to successfully pass.

Course codes: ESPT-100,  ESPT-200,  ESPT-300,  ESPT-400.

Vancouver Animation School reserves the right to review and change without notice the curriculum design to meet the industry requirements.

Onsite + Online
Live Classes

  • Small class sizes
  • 2 live session per week, one hour per session - Full time
  • 1 live support classes per week, one hour per session


  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 20 - 25 hours per week


  • Class times are listed at the top of this website page
  • Class times are also visible on the application form
  • Flexible times for you to work and study at the same time

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Software Requirements

Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Software.
Academic discounts are available to our students.



Free for VANAS Students

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Free for VANAS Students

System Requirements

Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Hardware.

Windows System

Windows System

12 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers

Windows System

Apple Mac OSX

12 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers

Windows System


Broadband, High Speed connection
10 Mbps Download (Recommended)
1 Mbps Upload (Recommended)

Windows System

Webcam & Headset with built-in mic

Students must keep their computer cameras on at all times unless directed otherwise. Students must be on-screen, visible, and present throughout each class. Students who do not or cannot turn their cameras on will be marked absent.

Additional Requirements

Recommended Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB or better.

Monitor with a 1920 X 1080 display. 2 monitors are better.

Recommended Books

Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming (The MIT Press) by T. L. Taylor

The Esports Market and Esports Sponsoring by Julian Heinz Anton Ströh

A Newborn Business: Esports by Zoltan Andrejkovics

Canadian Designation

An official transcript is the VANAS' certified statement of your academic record. The official paper transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the Institution seal and signature of the Institution Registrar.


The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post- secondary education.


The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers associated regulations.


A joint initiative of the provinces and territories, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC),


Established in 1990 to fulfill Canada’s obligations under the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies.

The Esports Diploma program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Degree Pathways


Post-Graduation Work Permit

While VANAS programs do not qualify for the post-graduation work permit, some of our educational partners do.

The post-graduation work permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp

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